Some teenagers want to obtain a boat to find a brother. When they look around a boat without permission, they find a thief who takes them on his escape. They are caught in a storm and arrive at Letchi Island where natives of Infant Island have been enslaved by the terrorist organisation Red Bamboo. Red Bamboo runs a heavy water factory to process a juice which holds off the monster, Ebirah, which otherwise traps them on the island. The young men meet beautiful but tough Daiyo and wake up Godzilla to put an end to the Red Bamboo.Written by
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This was the first Godzilla film with special effects directed by Sadamasa Arikawa. Eiji Tsuburaya had just started his own company and only supervised the effects work on this and the next two Godzilla films. Arikawa is uncredited in this film, however, with Tsuburaya receiving an honorary special effects credit. See more »
Before he tears off Ebirah's claws, you can very clearly see the head of the stuntman inside Godzilla's suit through the big holes in the suit's neck. See more »
For the Columbia/Tri-Star U.S. DVD release, which uses the original uncut Japanese version, the English language credits list the noted composer Masaru Satô as "Mararu Sato." See more »
The original version featured a couple of scenes in which Ryota first goes to the Maritime Safety Office and then to a newspaper reporter to ask for help in locating Yata. It is while he is at the newspaper office that Ryota sees a poster on the wall about the dance contest. See more »
This film, known mainly as "Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster," is one of the better 60's G flicks. The plot is actually decent and flows nicely as you are waiting for Godzilla's appearance. The Godzilla costume is good and the battles are also well done. Not the best Godzilla film, but definitely decent enough to hold your interest.
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